It is with considerable sadness that the Otago Museum acknowledges the passing of our Chair, Graham Crombie.
Graham joined the Board in 2010, becoming Chair shortly afterwards. He led the Museum’s strategic and governance planning with confidence and calm. He oversaw the transition in leadership in 2013 and the consequent revision of the Museum’s direction, replenishment of its core functions and development of many significant projects.
Graham has tirelessly played an integral, if behind-the-scenes, role in many of Dunedin’s, and Otago’s, key organisations and institutions, and his pragmatism, wisdom and “can do” approach will be difficult to replace.
He leaves a large void that will not be filled easily. We will miss him.
We extend our condolences and heartfelt sympathy to the Crombie family and mourn this loss alongside them.